Petraeus Affair Shows How Easily the FBI Can Read Your Emails (W/Video)

from Politix 

 by PolitixMayday

Michael Mayday, Staff Writer

Privacy advocates point to latest DC scandal as evidence of growing problem

The continuing turmoil surrounding David Petraeus’s sexual escapades with biographer Paula Broadwell has privacy-rights activists crying foul. Not over Petraeus’s affair, but over how seemingly easy it is for the FBI to gain access to multiple private email accounts without a warrant, and to do so for relatively insignificant reasons.

Current cyber-privacy laws are laughably outdated, as the ACLU notes. . . . Read Complete Report

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from the Guardian (UK)

FBI’s abuse of the surveillance state is the real scandal needing investigation
guardian.co.uk

Tuesday 3 November 2012 09.46 EST

That the stars of America’s national security establishment are being devoured by out-of-control surveillance is a form of sweet justice

The Petraeus scandal is receiving intense media scrutiny obviously due to its salacious aspects, leaving one, as always, to fantasize about what a stellar press corps we would have if they devoted a tiny fraction of this energy to dissecting non-sex political scandals (this unintentionally amusing New York Times headline from this morning – “Concern Grows Over Top Military Officers’ Ethics” – illustrates that point: with all the crimes committed by the US military over the last decade and long before, it’s only adultery that causes “concern” over their “ethics”). Nonetheless, several of the emerging revelations are genuinely valuable, particularly those involving the conduct of the FBI and the reach of the US surveillance state. . . . Read Complete Report

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from youtube

David Petraeus Scandal: Truth Behind Resignation, Paula Broadwell

 

Published on Nov 11, 2012

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